Oprah Winfrey Talks ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey,’ Allegedly Says, ‘I Hope The Movie Is Filthier Than The Book’

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Rita Ora, Oprah Winfrey Actress Rita Ora chats up media mogul Oprah Winfrey at the Weinstein Co.’s BAFTA afterparty in London on Sunday.  Instagram

Oprah Winfrey gushed about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” books in 2012, calling the best-selling trilogy her "guilty pleasure," and according to new reports, the media mogul is hoping the film version of the erotic E.L. James series is even racier.

According to a report from The Sun, the 60-year-old former talk show host recently reiterated her love for the romance series and her excitement over the novels' upcoming feature film adaptation. “I know ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and I just can’t wait for the movie,” Winfrey allegedly told the gossip publication at the Weinstein company's BAFTA afterparty in London on Sunday, adding, “I’ve read the book and I just hope the movie is filthier than the book. Less talking, more action.”

While a spokesperson for Winfrey has denied the media mogul made comments about “Fifty Shades,” Winfrey was spotted hanging out with one of the upcoming flick’s stars, singer/actress Rita Ora. Ora, 23, who will play lead Christian Grey’s adopted younger sister Mia in the film, dished about her run-in with Winfrey on social media. “Oprah…. #wordsofwisdom,” Ora posted on Instagram Monday alongside a picture of their meeting.

Winfrey might not have made comments about a spicier on-screen love affair between Seattle billionaire Christian Grey and virginal Anastasia Steele, but that may be happening anyway. Film producer Dana Brunetti last discussed the film’s potentially X-rated material to Variety in November, saying it is his desire to see two versions of the film, an R-rated version to pacify the Motion Picture Association of America and an NC-17-rated version to please the most devout “Fifty Shades” fans.

“This is just my opinion, and this doesn’t mean this is going to happen, but I always thought it would be really cool if we released the R version and then we had an NC-17 version that we released a few weeks later,” said Brunetti, later adding, “What we’re kind of hearing from the fans is they want it dirty, they want it as close as possible [to the book]. We want to keep it elevated but also give the fans what they want.”

“Fifty Shades of Grey,” scheduled for a February 2015 U.S. theatrical release, last made headlines after Brunetti, 40, revealed Monday that the film is currently in its last week of filming. According to a report from E! News, the flick, which began shooting in Vancouver, Canada, last November, will be completed ahead of schedule.

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